Grosperrin Fins Bois N°87 NYSA EDITION 41,6%
Sweet Fins Bois
A 30yo+ Fins Bois bottled for Nysa (Parisian wine shops) at quite a low degree (41,6%) because of a reduction made before its acquisition by Grosperrin.
Colour: Gold, orange lights. Medium irregular tears.
Nose: Full of heady citruses notes melted to earthy shade. Orange blossom, yuzu juice. But it’s rounded by air, and you get more and more nutty scents. Dry walnuts, nougat. Tannic smells. Young melon notes.
Mouth: Light oily texture and dry aftertaste. Tinned plums, litchi, fresh lime juice. A tad of exotic notes but most of the palate is dominated by raisins, plums, and tannic notes, especially on spiced aromas like tarragon and black pepper. A great dose of acidity in the aftertaste, maybe a bit too much. I feel it like the dryness of a Fins Bois that has reached its maturity.
Last Notes: Greedy scents of cooked vegetables (carrots and zucchini). Hints of olive and linseed oil in the background. Hints of herbs like freshly cut basil and thyme. On the palate, great comeback of citruses notes, this time on orange zest marmalade. It ends on a spiced note, mainly Sichuan pepper.
Very easy Fins Bois. Maybe a tad too simple. But let’s be crystal clear, this Grosperrin Fins Bois N°87 remains a solid 30yo+ F.B.
My very subjective note: 85/100